The Absolute Truth
About Darfur Genocide
I joined the Sudan People Liberation Movement (SPLM), like others to help in solving the Sudanese problems. As a Muslim, I believed sine my childhood that, the values of freedom, justice and equality should be for all, regardless of religion, ethnicity or language, and that Islam as a religion for peace implied these values, and aimed to implement it, in order to help in establishing integrated human society, God had said:
“[O mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honorable of you with Allâh is that (believer) who has At-Taqwâ [i.e. he is one of the Muttaqŭ]. Verily, Allâh is All-Knowing, All-Aware] ” [Al-Hujurât, 49:13].
There used to be great amount of hatred and hypocrisy germs, that emerged from time to time, shows itself in Juba on July 1965, and Wau on March 1965!
These germs increased when (SPLM) was established, many violations to human rights emerged, to an extend government doesn’t have single prisoner of war, although many were captured among them Engineer Daud Yahya Bolad! More than 1500 elders, women and children, innocents from Odok tribe in South Blue Nile were exterminated, regardless of God sass:
“And do not kill anyone whose killing has forbidden, except for a just cause. And whoever is killed wrongfully (Mazlŭman intentionally with hostility and oppression and not by mistake), We have given his heir the authority [to demand Qisâs, - Law of Equality in punishment – or to forgive, or to take Diyah (blood money)]. But let him not exceed limits in the matter of taking life (i.e. he should not kill except the killer). Verily, he is helped (by Islâmic law)” [Al-Isrâ 17:33].
Then Darfur tragedy emerged, it started in 1988, with the establishment of the Arab Alliance, then increased in 1992, when SPLA failed in its first operation Darfur, then all these germs emerged in 2003, when Sudan Liberation Movement/Army and Justice and Equality Movements were established and the failure of the odd second attempt by SPLA to Darfur led by Adam Bazooka in September 2003 till his death on April 2004, it was good idea lead by wrong person and group as if intended to destroy the newly born Darfurian movements, since then killings increased, the western world watched and heard more, resulted in great sympathy towards the people, surprisingly and painful was the stands of Muslims, they never even condemned the events, regardless of God words:
“And if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting, then make peace between them both. But if one of them outrages against the other, then fight you (all) against the one that which outrages till it complies with the Command of Allâh. Then if it complies, then make reconciliation between them justly, and be equitable. Verily! Allâh loves those who are equitable” [49:9].
It was not the first Genocide in Islamic country, it happened in 1971 in Eastern Pakistan (now Bangladesh), the Islamic countries never open a mouth about that, as they in Darfur today, even Islamists, like Dr. Garadawi defended the perpetrators, while the Genocide is continuing, forgetting God words:
“Because of that We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind, and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of all humankind. And indeed, there came to them Our Messengers with clear proofs, evidences, and signs, even then after that many of them continued to exceed the limits” [Al-Mâidah, 5:32].
Dr. M. Shokry El-Dakkak, Faculty of Law, International Islamic University of Malaysia and Justice in the High Court of Appeal-Egypt. In his book, State's Crimes Against Humanity: Genocide, Deportation and Torture
From the Perspective of International and Islamic Laws
[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A.S. Noordeen, 2000], wrote the following
“The most fundamental of all assaults on the human rights is the crime of genocide. Nothing is graver in a criminal sense than a deliberate, policy of systematic extermination of a people based on their particular ethnic identity” [Reference to Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq Website: [http://www.globalwebpost.com/farooqm]
The word “Genocide” was coined by Rafael Lemkin, an international lawyer at the Nuremberg War Trials which took place after World War II.
Genocide is defined as: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group. The world has suffered much genocide in human history and, despite progress of civilization; their scope and enormity have not decreased. Genocide is one of the worst crimes against humanity.
Dr. Faruq continued, Learning about genocides need not be confined within academic spheres. A priority outcome from such learning would be a desire to help prevent (or minimize the potential for) genocides in the future. It may not be imputed here from, however, that past genocides are irrelevant. Rather, preventing future genocides requires that we become adequately aware of past genocides, holding accountable, wherever possible, those who committed them.
This field is not a podium for partisan posturing. It calls for people who consider humanity ahead of religious, cultural, ethnic, linguistic, philosophical, and other differences when evaluating crimes against humanity.
In addition, people concerned about genocides are not necessarily seeking vengeance. Rather, they seek justice to help make the future safer for humanity.
I kept asking myself, dose my sympathies towards previous Genocides victims resulted from present Darfur events? This led us directly to the case of Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq and the Banjul Genocide, even the Jewish experience after Hitlar Genocide, dose that means we needs catastrophe to regain our consciousness and human feelings?
I don’t think so, because on personally level when I watched a film by the title “Auschwitz” in 1990, tears droops from my eyes, in sympathy with Jewish victims.
At my childhood I used to sympathies with others, particularly the weaker, during that period I witness inhumane events in Juba on July 1965, I was in Uganda in April 1994 during the Rwandan Genocides, I heard more.
In some places, I saw how a person can became inhuman, when holding a gun, I saw what such person can do if he is ignorant! There are many guns in Darfur, also ignorance towards human value increased.
Therefore, what had happened in Darfur? In 1984, I heard some muttered the need to change Darfur name, it was in whisperings, but gives indications, it enlarged and amplified, till we heard talks of people coming from Darfur, and the requests for help, then we saw the satellite pictures, it looks like illusions.
Till I met Abdulla, who came for treatment from Darfur, we met him and listened to him; it was Genocide: He was tight to a tree after being captured, his wife and sister were raped in front of him, the two women together with his mother were inserted in the cottage, then set on fire, then he was slaughter like a ship, then stabbed on his chest and abdomen, then left tighten to die in pain, but Almighty God prolong his life, with these three marks, to tell me and the whole world about the Genocide in Darfur.
We didn't see God, but we believed in him through logical conclusions, regarding Darfur, there are confessions from perpetrators with great conscience, satellites pictures of destroyed villages, pictures of killed people in open air, there are more than 3,500 destroyed villages, more than 4,000,000 displaced, more than 300,00 refugees in Chad, there are unlimited numbers in Libya, west Africa, Egypt, Gulf countries, Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Angola even Israel! Isn't these horrible figures? Why dose they fled their homes, if they were not forced by greater force that equivalent to the State or itself?
Suppose everybody fled, then what is the percentage of those who failed to flee? The elderly, sick people, children, disabled and those taken by surprised? Is it 10%, 20% or 30%? If the least percentage, of 10%, is taken, it will give a number of 430,000 or half million Sudanese citizens been exterminated in Darfur, this is what is called Genocide!
I got access to many documents, it materialized events in Darfur, resulted in an article title “Background of Darfur Genocide”, due to short in fund, I published it at my scientific website, in a page title “The Absolute Truth”, I decided moving it to other website, finally, I registered the present name “Darfurna” (Our Darfur), meant to both whoever faithful living in Darfur, Africans and Arabs, not those who were brought under present criminal plans and Believes in Human Dignity. It contains events during the past three decades, including the role of Darfurian civil societies, such as the memorandum of the people of Great Darfur in the federal capital Khartoum in March 1999, the memorandum of the human rights division of the People of Darfur On December 4, 1999 and Memorandum issued by 21 African Tribal Leaders of Darfur, On December, 18 2003, about the Racial Sedition that going on in Darfur, they also published memorandums of the Arab Alliance. There is a call from the Massaliet tribe, names of some 39 Mosques that were burned in Dar Massleit, including names of six Imams who were killed, there are some photos taken in Darfur and others by satellites, and Links to many humanitarian's organizations, Human rights organizations and others containing articles and photos dedicated to Darfur Genocide. All these are provided to the reader; then each can determine the nature of what had happened in Darfur based on one's consciences. But what dose I intended by these?
We should practice our humanity in great impartiality to face this situation, there was deliberate and organized crime, what happened in Darfur is not related to present ecological propaganda, it may represents a minor factor, but what took place was a Genocide, which was executed in stages, therefore: “whoever keeps silence about a crime, as if he participated in it” and that “whoever keeps silence about truth is a dumb devil”.
We should move from these barbaric behaviors, we have many problems to be solved in Sudan and there are many challenges facing humanity, the most dangerous is related to climatic changes, Sudan and Darfur in particular within the zone of raising temperature, therefore we should raise with our humanity to face these challenges, which may cause extinction to human being, rather than exterminating our racial kinds.